Pakistan Fined For Slow Over Rate Against India

The Pakistan team was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 140-run defeat to India in the Kitply Tri-Nations series in Bangladesh. Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Shoaib Malik’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. As such, Shoaib was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while each of his players received 10 per cent fines. Commenting on his decision, Mr Crowe said: “Although there was a rain interruption late in the innings, which always makes it difficult to keep the overs flowing, Pakistan only bowled 13 overs by the first drinks break and never managed to recover that deficit.” The offence is contrary to Section J of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to slow over-rates. © ICC